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The Girls Inter-county Festival took place at Balby Carr Sports College, Doncaster.

Under 14 Girls

  • Durham 0 Cheshire 0
  • Greater Manchester 0 Durham 1
  • South Yorkshire 1 Durham 0
  • Staffordshire 0 Durham 0
  • Durham 2 Lancashire 1

Under 16 Girls

  • Merseyside 0 Durham 1
  • Durham 2 South Yorkshire 1
  • Merseyside 1 Durham 1
  • Durham 1 South Yorkshire 1


Durham took a large squad of players for two U15 boys' matches against North Yorkshire at Thirsk School. Durham (yellow) won 4-0 scoring their goals in the final 20 minutes of the match. Durham (blue) recovered from conceding straight from the kick off to be level by half time. North Yorkshire went 3-1 ahead before Durham pulled 2 goals back to finish 3-3.


The final, between Durham and Essex, will take place on Saturday 29 April at Ricoh Arena, Coventry City FC and will kick off at 4pm.


The Girls' Committee of DCSFA are currently organising their annual Inter-district Festivals for U13 Girls and U15 Girls. Both events will take place at Biddick Academy, Washington.

  • U13 Girls: Thursday 27 April 4.30pm - 6.30pm
  • U15 Girls: Wednesday 3 May 4.30 - 6.30pm


Both the Hudl U18 Girls Colleges' Trophy and the Hudl U18 Girls Schools' Trophy were held at Meadow Lane, the home of Notts County FC.

  • In the Colleges' Trophy Gateshead College defeated South Gloucestershire & Stroud College by 2 goals to 1 to win the trophy for the third time. One of Gateshead's goal scorers was former county player Louise Griffiths.
  • Durham Sixth Form Centre failed in their attempt to beat Barking Abbey School in the Schools' Trophy losing 0-4.

U16 Boys Premier League Schools' Cup: Cardinal Hume RC play their final against The Windsor Boys' School (Slough SFA) on Monday 24 April at Manchester Regional Area, which is within the Etihad Complex, ko 12 noon.


  • U12 Crompton & Harrison Cup: St Joseph's Catholic Academy 0 St Thomas More RC 2 - By scoring two goals in the final 10 minutes St Thomas More emerged victorious. This is the second time St Thomas More have won this trophy.
  • U13 Joicey Cup: Cardinal Hume RC 4 Durham Johnston 2 (aet) - This is the first time Cardinal Hume have won the Joicey Cup.
  • U18 Senior League Cup: Durham Johnston 1 St Leonard's RC 0 - After finishing runners-up last season Durham Johnston went one better this year to win the trophy for the first time.
  • U18 Senior Knock-out Cup: St Leonard's RC 0 St Thomas More RC 3 - St Leonard's suffered their second cup final defeat on successive nights this time at the hands of St Thomas More. This is the first time the Blaydon school have won this competition after finishing runners-up last season.
  • U16 Bert Hodgson Trophy: St Thomas More RC 5 Biddick Academy 0 - With this victory St Thomas More recorded their first success in the Bert Hodgson Trophy.

The following finals have been arranged for The Graham Sports Centre, Maiden Castle, Durham

  • U15 County Cup: Wednesday 26 April ko 4.45pm - St Wilfrid's RC College v Hurworth
  • U14 CIC Cup: Thursday 27 April ko 4.30pm - St Joseph's Catholic Academy v Monkwearmouth Academy
  • U13 TUC Cup: Tuesday 2 May - Farringdon Community College v Durham Johnston
  • U15 Sunderland Children's Hospital Cup: Wednesday 3 May - Newcastle SFA v Sunderland SFA
  • U14 Inter-association Knock-out Cup: Thursday 4 May
  • U15 Londonderry Cup: Thursday 4 May ko 4.30pm - St Robert of Newmister RC v Framwellgate

The following finals have been arranged for Riverside Sports Complex, Chester-le-Street

  • U13 Girls County Cup: Friday 28 April ko 4pm
  • U14 Girls County Cup: Friday 5 May ko 4pm

U16 Lambton Trophy: Middlesbrough v Chester-le-Street on Tuesday 2 May at Middlesbrough FC Training Ground, Rockliffe, Darlington ko 5pm

U16 Girls County Cup: Wednesday 10 May at St John's RC, Bishop Auckland


Girls' Trophy: The semi-final round will take place on Wednesday 3 May. Semi-final groups

Alan Grimes Memorial Trophy: The semi-final round will take place on Wednesday 26 April. Semi-final groups

Ty McGurk 5-a-side Trophy: The winner of this season's competition was St George's CE Academy, representatives of Darlington PSFA.

Harrison Cup: Chester-le-Street and Sunderland were involved in a hard fought draw which makes it difficult but not impossible for either side to win the Harrison Cup. Middlesbrough are favourites to win the competition as they need 2 points from their remaining two games.

Harry Charlton Memorial Trophy: North Tyneside, following their narrow victory over Newcastle, require a point from their final match to win this competition.

Derwent & Medomsley Trophy: Darlington, North Tyneside and Redcar & Cleveland have progressed into the semi-final. Sunderland play Middlesbrough in the remaining quarter-final tie.

ESFA Danone Nations Primary 7-a-side competitions (North Region rounds)

  • Schools' Cup for School Teams: Easington Colliery Primary School failed in their attempt to reach the National Finals for the second time. The competition, which was due to be played in 2 groups of 5, had to be reorganised into 1 group of 9 because of a late withdrawal this giving each school 8 games. Easington began well by winning 4 matches and drawing the other thus putting themselves in an excellent position to make the National Finals. However, 3 consecutive defeats dashed their hopes of making further progress in the competition.
  • Schools' Cup for Girls: Easington Colliery Primary School suffered another setback in their hopes of reaching the National Finals. The team qualified from the group stage to claim a place in the tournament semi-final. Unfortunately the girls were beaten 1-2 by Greenside Primary School (Greater Manchester CSFA) thus denying the East Durham school a place in the National Finals for the second time.
  • Small Schools' Soccer Sevens: St Bede's RC Primary School, Sacriston narrowly failed to reached the National Finals when they were beaten in the North Region semi-final, on penalties, to Barkston Ash (North Yorkshire CSFA) after the match finished 1-1.
  • Inter-association Trophy: Chester-le-Street, although unbeaten, were unable to progress from their group into the regional semi-final because they drew their four matches. Before their last group match the Cestrians were in with a chance of progressing if they beat York and Wallsend lost to Leeds. Wallsend were defeated by Leeds but Chester-le-Street, having taken a 2-1 lead, were thwarted when York equalised in the final minute.


ESFA Chairman's March Newsletter

ESFA Membership Matters March Newsletter

ESFA Important Message

ESFA Welfare Officers' Newsletter Spring 2017


  • U16 Girls: Final Tables
  • U16 Boys: Final Tables
  • In a closely contested semi-final Cleveland beat Cheshire 2-1 to reach the final for only the second time the last occasion being 2001-02. Lancashire comprehensively beat Northumberland 6-0 to reach their 19th NCSFA U16 Boys Inter-county final. The Red Rose county will host the final.
  • U18s: Final Tables
  • Northumberland progressed into the final as Greater Manchester withdrew from the competition. South Yorkshire reached their first U18 Northern Counties final for many years with an excellent 5-1 away victory over Merseyside. South Yorkshire will host the final.


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Durham secure 3 points


Durham recover from being 3-1 down to win


Easington Colliery county winners for second time


Durham move into second position


Durham knocked out of national competition


Durham denied a point after conceding a late goal


Durham progress into Round 2


Durham suffer defeat


Durham's hopefuls


St Bede’s RC win in style

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